RICHARD L FITTS JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 57W, LINE 25 OF THE WALL

RICHARD LEE FITTS JR

WALL NAME

RICHARD L FITTS JR

PANEL / LINE

57W/25

DATE OF BIRTH

11/21/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

06/15/1968

HOME OF RECORD

LOUISVILLE

STATE

KY

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

PFC

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR RICHARD LEE FITTS JR
POSTED ON 1.30.2014
POSTED BY: Angie

Big Brother Lost

It is still painful to remember the day I was told you were dead. You were my other father -since you were 10 years older than me- and I so admired you. Wish I could have known you as an adult sibling. I feel your death was a terrible waste.
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POSTED ON 12.7.2010
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Richard is buried at Calvary Cemetery, Louisville,KY. PH
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POSTED ON 11.1.2007
POSTED BY: David A. Fitts

My brother

We fought alot as kids, but when I needed him, he was there. I miss him sorely. He was a brave man and did what he felt was necessary. Would like to hear from others who served with him.
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POSTED ON 10.28.2005
POSTED BY: Ralph Walz

A friend remembered

We nearly shared birthdays, with Ricky 4 days my senior. Good friends in grade-school and from the neighborhood, we eventually went our separate ways. He went to the seminary to be a priest, I to a local Catholic high school. When the priesthood didn't work out, Ricky chose the USMC as a way to serve others. You see, our parents were members of the "Greatest Generation" and duty-honor-country were part of our being. A year after Ricky's death while serving my own tour in Vietnam as a grunt, I often thought of his courage and it made me more comfortable with my own situation. Thanks Ricky for your sacrifice and friendship!
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POSTED ON 6.15.2005
POSTED BY: Dave Kruger, 196th LIB. 66-67

Not forgotten

Richard, Although we never met, I just want you to know you are not forgotten. You gave the ultimate sacrifice, your life for what you believed in. Sleep well my friend, and thank you for protecting the freedoms we have today.
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